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“A clinical researcher, a philanthropic strategist, a music teacher, a marketing manager, a monk, a clinical social worker, a registered nurse, a faith-based community organizer, and a public safety officer walk into a bar.”   It has become my tradition to begin diaconal ordinations with…
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When houses of worship were allowed to resume in-person services May 18, Massachusetts issued a detailed set of guidelines designed to curb the spread of coronavirus: Attendance is limited. Worshipers and staff must wear masks. Cleaning is required after each service. Coffee hour is canceled. But…
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Bearing candles and signs with messages like “if you’re not livid, you’re not listening” and “when one can’t breathe, none of us can breathe,” hundreds of people gathered outside of St. John the Evangelist Church Tuesday night for a solemn vigil in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “We…
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Nine bishops from across the Episcopal Church’s New England dioceses slammed President Donald Trump on Tuesday for posing with a Bible in front of a church in Washington, D.C., calling the move “disgraceful and morally repugnant.” “His tactic was obvious,” the bishops who helm the church’s…
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Sometimes praying, sometimes chanting slogans and sometimes even stung by pepper spray and tear gas, clergy and other faith leaders were among those who protested the killing of George Floyd by a police officer on Memorial Day (May 25) in Minneapolis. Religious feeling also crossed the barricades…
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With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening the Cape, Tameeka Reid, of Yarmouth, stayed mostly at home, donning a mask to run to the grocery store for essential items. But the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police officers had her joining protesters Saturday on Hyannis Village…
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The bishops of the seven New England Episcopal dioceses on June 2 issued the following joint statement in response to President Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C., characterizing it as "cynical" and calling out "the abomination of continued…
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On Sunday, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in conjunction with other Christian denominations from the Island community, held a Pentecost Day Car Parade to commemorate the Pentecost season in the Christian faith. Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter Sunday, and serves as the beginning of the longest…
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The bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts issued on June 1, 2020, the following statement to the diocesan community. June 1, 2020 Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, Yesterday afternoon we stood in Boston with other religious leaders as “Clergy United in Prayer, Protest,…
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While most people look for ways to get rid of rocks in their garden, one church is actually looking for rocks to place in its garden. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Dartmouth is currently getting its Peace Garden ready for the season and could use the public’s help to make it extra special this…